Our next guild meeting is the first of what we hope will be many webinars to come. We hope to bring more content to our members throughout the globe, and make it simpler for our local members to be involved as well. As a guild member, your participation can begin right away! Read on, and then hop over to the forum where you are invited to pose questions for our guest speaker.
Cherish Flieder is an internationally-featured artist, designer, creative entrepreneur, and award-winning children’s book illustrator and designer. Since 2008, Cherish has been teaching as an adjunct instructor for marketing, illustration, design and technology classes at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. She has also been invited by several other universities and colleges across the USA as a guest artist to demonstrate/teach/present on art, social media, and website development. Founder of the LinkedIn Art of Licensing Group, she has most recently introduced ArtLicensingShow.com, a safe and protected place for artists to showcase their work online.
During this time period computers were not used in the design process. It was all drawing, blowing up the image to life size and laying motifs out. Birtwell’s process specifically was to draw a face, then the garment below, only then would she begin to design the fabric. “Most textile designers don’t think about where the print will end up, how it will work in three dimensions, but Celia always does,” says Linda Watson.
After 10 years in the fast paced fashion world Birtwell’s partnership with Ossie Clark ended in divorce. With 2 sons to raise Birtwell was looking for a change and found the slow process of designing interior textiles fit her perfectly. Celia Birtwell is still going strong, check out her website to see what she is up to now. http://www.celiabirtwell.com/
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